Suspected militants in the early hours of today attacked an army formation at Ogbogbagbene community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State killing a soldier and an unidentified person while others sustained various degrees of life threatening injuries
The incident has heightened tension within and around the community which serves as a transit point for commuters travelling to other riverine communities in the hinterlands of Bayelsa and Delta States.
The formation which is stationed a few meters from the Ogbogbagbene boat jetty, was established during the height of militant activities to stem the tide of militant attacks in the area and is the second attack on army personnel in Delta State in the last 13 days.
Though spokesperson for the Joint Task Force, JTF codenamed Operation Safe Delta, Abubakar Abdulahi promised to find out details of the incident when contacted, he was yet to do so as at the time of this report. Confirming the incident, a source in the community told Vanguard that the hoodlums invaded the formation at about 2a.m and overpowered the soldiers whom were caught off guard by their assailants.